Dentistry for Kids and Teens
Your ticket to a happy smile!
We make taking care of your family’s oral health easy and fun.
Our offices feature enough operatories and pediatric dentistry team members to comfortably schedule and treat multiple family members at a time. This cuts down on the time you spend in office and our tiny trains keep your little ones entertained.
Questions Parents Frequently Ask Our Dentists
At the first appointment, we usually try to acquaint ourselves with the child. We educate the parents on oral hygiene for the child, healthy diets for strong teeth and possibly an exam if the child is comfortable with it.
Ideally, your child should have their first dentist appointment as soon as age 1.
A child should visit the dentist as often as every 6 months.
If your child is scared of the dentist, it helps if he or she sees a sibling or parent getting an exam first as well as a toy after they are examined themselves.
Children are usually scared of the dentist because of what they have heard from siblings or friends. They also may have had a bad experience in the past so the sounds and smells of an office still scare them. Very young children are afraid because they are scared of the unknown, being away from their parent and with a stranger that is examining their mouths for the first time can understandably make them very anxious.
Mouthwash is not bad for kids, but it’s also not as necessary for kids as compared to adults because kids have gaps between their teeth that make them easier to clean. But there are still mouthwashes designed for kids to use.
Kids teeth can stink for several reasons. They may not be brushing enough and have formed plaque and cavities on their teeth or gums. They could also have an infected tooth, which would need to be treated with antibiotics.
Pediatric Dental Services
Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontics estimates 50-75% of Americans would benefit from orthodontics treatment? It’s true! There are many benefits to orthodontic treatment. Straight, healthy teeth make it easier to chew, brush, and speak, and having a smile that you’re proud of and comfortable with will
A root canal, also referred to as endodontic treatment, is a procedure during which a dental specialist removes soft tissue from within a tooth that has become infected or inflamed. This tissue, called dental pulp, contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that feed the tooth’s root and keep it
Bruxism is the medical term for unconsciously grinding, gnashing, or clenching your teeth. This can happen while you’re awake, asleep, or both. Bruxism is commonly referred to as teeth grinding or jaw clenching. The majority of people who suffer from bruxism experience it while they sleep, making it difficult to